Gosforth Harriers & AC is a small but competitive and successful club, based at Bohemians Sports Club in the Gosforth area of Newcastle. We currently have a membership of about around 140 active members, ranging from children of eight years old up to competitive veterans. We take part in competitions from local road, cross country, and track and field to all major national championships.
Gosforth Harriers was founded in 1927. The aim of the club is to encourage members to become active in competition, to become a team member and above all to enjoy the experience.
Seniors and veterans
If you are interested in getting involved and improving your fitness then please do not hesitate to come along to any of the training nights mentioned below, you will be more than welcome! Give it a go in a no pressure, friendly atmosphere before deciding whether to join.
Juniors over 11 years old
Those who wish to join the Monday 7pm group must be able to run at least 3 miles at 8.30 mile pace - A recent time over a recorded distance will be required. A good guide is a Parkrun time of around 26 min or less. PIease contact us if you interested in attending. Under no circumstances should juniors arrive without prior agreement from the club - this is mainly for safety reasons. If you aren't able to meet the required standard yet, please contact us and we can provide advice about how to improve your fitness and stamina.
Beginner juniors - 8 years and above
Juniors should be able to run at least 1 mile
Please note that for safety reasons, junior numbers are limited and there is currently a waiting list - please use the contact form to enquire about your child joining the waiting list.
If you need any information use this link to contact us or telephone Colin Haggie on 0191 237 2288
The aim of our club is to promote Competition within Amateur Athletics, to ensure all our members become actively involved in the sport, and to encourage team participation and to have fun.
Monday: 7pm till 8-8:30pm.
Beginners junior group winter Gosforth Central Park (behind sainsbury's) and summer Border Minstrel Gosforth Park (race course). Coached by Steve Boddy and Irene Ewart.
Beginner juniors should be able to run at least 1 mile (4 x round a full size football pitch) before they join the group.
Please note that for safety reasons, junior numbers are limited and there is currently a waiting list- please use the contact form to enquire about your child joining the waiting list.
Juniors (girls, boys, U13 upwards): winter from Bohemian's, summer from Border Minstrel Gosforth Park.
Seniors & vets (ladies, men): from Bohemian's Sports club. Time paced groups running 3-9 miles at 9:30- 6:00 min/miles. All abilities welcome.
Slowest group coached by Sasha Gartside run 5-6 miles typically at 8:30-10 min mile pace. Steady run +/- hills or efforts
Faster groups coached by Kevin Thomas run 6-9 miles at 6:30-8 min miles. Steady run +/- hills or efforts
Wednesday: all groups, Churchill playing fields in Whitley Bay - Track Session 7pm (7:15 start) till 8.30pm
Thursday: Club members and newcomers are welcome to join us for a steady run (usual pace 8 min/mile). Meet at Bohemian's at 6.45pm.
Saturday: All groups, High Gosforth Park (racecourse)(car park opposite Border Minstrel). Speed and strength session over mixed terrain, 10.10 till 11.30 am
Sunday: Seniors and Vets do a 'long run' from the Border Minstrel 8.30; Colin takes a junior session from the Border Minstrel at 10:00 - again, you must be able to meet the minimum standard of around 8.30 min/mile pace.
Bohemians Sports Club, Benson Park, off South Ridge, NE3 2EJ.
Churchill Playing Fields Track. Churchill Playing Fields, Hartley Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 3NS
Car park opposite the Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5EJ
Fees p.a. payable Oct
Family £100 (2 ) + £30 for each additional person
OAP/student/ associate £55
Membership includes UK Athletics and Northern Athletics registration.
For people joining part way through the year, part fees can be paid- please ask Colin Haggie for details
Please print and complete a membership form and code of conduct for each proposed new member and hand them to Mr Colin Haggie